Clemens Wickler and Julius Thole from Germany are also the favorites for the EuroBeachVolley 2020 gold.
The 29-year-old, who helped Bayern to the treble last season, arrived in Liverpool on Friday morning to complete his medical and put pen to paper.
"I just came back from the training camp of the national team and everything is so familiar to me," said the 20-year-old side hitter, who helped China claim the World Cup title a year ago in Japan. "I will work with my teammates and get well prepared for the upcoming games."
Domenec Torrent's team looked a shadow of the side that dominated Brazilian and South American football last year as Independiente secured their third win from as many matches and rose to the top of Group A.
Bayern said they want to avoid the 28-year-old to leave after his current contract expires after the next season. The Austrian could go for free but still needs to find a club complying with his demands.
Though affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the past CBA season was regarded as a remarkable one in the league's 25-year history.
"It was important for Pierre-Emerick to stay with us. He's a superb player with an incredible mentality. Being the player to have taken the least amount of time to reach 50 goals with this club tells you everything you need to know about him and his way of working."
Stage One will be played across two blocks of eight days: September 13-20 and September 28-October 5.
Now, the 29-year-old says he is fully fit again and ready to shine for the Albiceleste, should he be given the chance.
Events in indoor and outdoor arena will be separate.
In other action on Sunday, Jamie O'Neill took top spot in his group after two wins and one loss.